Absolute Label Services

London, United Kingdom

55A High Street, Wimbledon Village
London
SW19 5BA
United Kingdom

Press Releases

Business

West End star Aimie Atkinson partners with Absolute for debut solo single and EP

In the last few years, Atkinson has achieved great success in the world of musical theatre, with roles in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In The Heights, Legally Blonde and the blockbusting SIX, to name a few.

Business

Heavyweight publicist Simon Jones and G-A-Y owner Jeremy Joseph partner with Absolute for new label with Drag Race roster

Absolute has been chosen as the label services partner for new label, Intention Records, founded by leading UK publicist Simon Jones and G-A-Y owner Jeremy Joseph. Intention launches with three stars from Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK on its roster: series one winner The Vivienne, Tia Kofi and Veronica Green.

Business

Absolute partners with Bob Harris OBE for Under The Apple Tree Records

Legendary music broadcaster “Whispering” Bob Harris OBE has partnered with Absolute Label Services for a new record label as part of his Under The Apple Tree brand.

Business

Matt Lucas partners with Absolute for NHS Baked Potato Song

Actor, comedian and writer Matt Lucas has partnered with Absolute Label Services for the release of a reworked version of his famous ‘Baked Potato Song’ as a single with all proceeds going to FeedNHS.

Business

Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn sign with Absolute

Rap and production duo Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn have signed a deal with Absolute Label Services for their next album, titled Breathing Exercises.

Business

Razorlight partner with Absolute for new album

Iconic indie rock outfit Razorlight have partnered with Absolute Label Services to power the campaign for their next studio album, due for release in 2020.

Business

Absolute partners with Salute The Sun for Barney Artist and Chloe Martini

Absolute Label Services has been enlisted by management company Salute The Sun for album campaigns from two of its acts: Barney Artist and Chloe Martini.

Business

Warner Music Denmark partners with Absolute for new Alphabeat album

Warner Music Denmark has partnered with Absolute Label Services for the release of a new album from Danish hitmakers Alphabeat in the UK.

Business

Absolute licenses Africa’s largest streaming platform Boomplay

Absolute Label Services has inked a direct licensing deal with Boomplay, Africa’s largest music streaming and download service.

Business

Bananarama choose Absolute for first album in 10 years

Bananarama (Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward) have signed with Absolute Label Services to release their first studio album in a decade.

Business

Absolute named Spotify recommended label distributor

Absolute Label Services has been named as one of only a handful of recommended digital distributors by Spotify.

Business

Jake Gosling signs with Absolute for Goldun Egg label

Respected producer and songwriter Jake Gosling has signed a digital services deal with Absolute for his Goldun Egg label.

Business

The Overtones to release 6th studio album via Absolute

UK vocal harmony group The Overtones have chosen Absolute Label Services to release their sixth studio album in a worldwide deal.

Business

Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears to release debut solo album via Absolute

Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears will release his self-titled debut solo album on August 10 through his own label, Freida Jean Records, via Absolute Label Services.

Business

The Beat starring Dave Wakeling to release new LP via Absolute

The Beat starring Dave Wakeling is set to release an album of brand new music via Absolute Label Services.

Business

The Magic Numbers partner with Absolute for new album

The Magic Numbers and Riverman Management have partnered with Absolute Label Services for the band’s upcoming new album Outsiders.

Business

Absolute does worldwide deal with Cherry Red for Warner divested catalogues

Absolute Label Services has signed a worldwide digital distribution deal with Cherry Red Records for catalogues obtained by Cherry Red through the Warner Music Group divestment process.

Business

Absolute and Bucks combine for neighbouring rights JV

Absolute Label Services and Bucks Music Group have formed a joint venture to provide neighbouring rights collection for independent artists and labels.

Business

Rising grime star Cadet signs to Absolute Label Services

Absolute Label Services has signed a label services deal with grime artist Cadet and his management company J Star Entertainment.

Business

Absolute Label Services signs YouTube star Hannah Trigwell

Hannah Trigwell is the latest YouTube star to sign a deal with Absolute Label Services with a view to furthering her music career, having already built a massive following on the Google-owned video platform.

Blog

The Overtones: 'It became apparent we would have a lot more freedom and control over our destiny'

On the release of their 10 year anniversary album, and their second with Absolute, The Overtones' Mark Franks and Mike Crawshaw look back on their career, the changing music business and making the transition from major to independent...

Frankie Stew & Harvey Gunn

Frankie Stew & Harvey Gunn: 'We had meetings with big labels and were never impressed'

Frankie Stew & Harvey Gunn have been completely independent for more than a decade now. It certainly hasn't held them back - today they have more than half a million monthly listeners and 46,000 followers on Spotify alone. Here they speak to their label services partner Absolute following the release of their latest LP Handle With Care in March.

'I’m not interested in fitting into the music industry, I’m trying to build my own tribe'

A multi-instrumentalist and producer, George Barnett has thrived in lockdown - and gained a new sense of self.

'I don't have a traditional label deal and my level of control is massive'

More than half a million YouTube subscribers, 100 million video views, and Hannah Trigwell is still completely indie.

Our Showcase

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Thank You Baked Potato

  • Artist(s) Matt Lucas
  • Composer(s) Matt Lucas
  • Label Loudmouth Music Ltd
  • Publisher(s) Bucks Music Group Ltd
  • Release Date 3rd Apr 2020
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Matt’s ‘Thank You Baked Potato’ single which was released at the beginning of the pandemic, helped to raise over £1.2 million for Feed NHS. The single gained a wide spread of media coverage, featuring in The Sun, Metro, Daily Star and i Newspaper.

Matt went on to release a series of ‘Thank You Baked Potato’ duets with stars including Rick AstleyBrian MayCourtney Act and the cast of Coronation Street.

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Tears on my Window

  • Artist(s) Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn (featuring Eleni Drake)
  • Composer(s) Harvey Gunn-Humphryes
  • Label Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn
  • Publisher(s) Copyright Control, Ninja Tune
  • Release Date 12th Feb 2021
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Rap and production duo Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn kicked off 2021 with new single ‘Tears On My Window’. ‘Tears on my Window’ is the 2nd single ahead of the release of their forthcoming mixtape ‘Handle With Care’ (out 19thMarch). The project spans eight new tracks, with features from Ocean WisdomKofi StoneEleni Drake and Kam.

The duo’s vibey tracks and strong organic fanbase has helped them gain over 51 million catalogue streams to date.

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Let Them Talk

  • Artist(s) Dyo (featuring Simi)
  • Composer(s) Dayo Olatunji, Simisola Ogunleye, Orkhan Orujov
  • Label Dyo Limited t/a Dyologue
  • Publisher(s) Copyright Control, Imhotep Publishing (Sony/ATV)
  • Release Date 4th Dec 2020
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‘Let Them Talk’ is British-Nigerian songstress Dyo’s first single since her debut EP ‘Dyologue’ which dropped in early 2020 and features Nigerian superstar Simi. As a multi-platinum selling songwriter Dayo “Dyo” Olatunji has been nominated for an Ivor Novello award and collaborated with a broad range of internationally renowned names including SZA, Maroon 5, Fifth Harmony and Jacob Banks. Dyo has a big 2021 planned with some great collaborations to bolster her previous collaborations with Mr Eazi, Adekunle Gold, Jae5 and many more.

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Remember

  • Artist(s) Jake Isaac (featuring Samm Henshaw & Mumu Fresh)
  • Composer(s) Maimouna Youssef, Jake Isaac
  • Label AntiFragile Music
  • Publisher(s) AntiFragile Music
  • Release Date 8th Jan 2021
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Jake has amassed over 100m streams across his catalogue.

His album ‘Honesty’ is out 5th March, supported by his live broadcast concert on the 19th March.

Jake ended 2020 performing on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show and releasing the stunning singles ‘Eyes For You’ and ‘ Good’.

After being playlisted in several New Music Fridays, ‘Remember’ continues to receive strong playlisting support across DSPs.

About Us

Founded in 1998, Absolute is one of the world’s most established independent label services companies. It has a varied client base, having worked on high profile album releases from artists and labels including Steps, Alphabeat, Jake Isaac, Earache Records, AntiFragile Music, edbl, Kim Wilde, Alice Cooper, Chelou, Eliza Shaddad, The Overtones, Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn, Rat Boy, Lethal Bizzle, Kyle Falconer, Beverley Knight, Bananarama and many more in recent years.

Key Personnel

Henry Semmence

Henry Semmence

Managing Director

Simon Wills

Simon Wills

Director

Mark Dowling

Mark Dowling

Director

Debs Cutting

Debs Cutting

Financial Director

Locations

London
55A High Street, Wimbledon Village
London
SW19 5BA
United Kingdom